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Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by W1zzard, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    P3 Celeron Tualatin 1200
    AOpen MX3S-T mobo
    512 MB SDRAM
    Samsung Spinpoint 160 GB
    RADEON 9600 Pro

    Mods:
    Picked up this old amplifier case from the electronics dump, removed everything, put a plexi sheet with mobo mounting standoffs on the bottom.
    The PSU is a standard ATX PSU which was selected for its small PCB size.
    The RADEON is mounted with a 90° AGP riser card (ebay, a long time ago, ~$35).

    Silence was the most important criteria when building this case. All fans are quiet Panaflos or similar and run at 5V/7V. The video card's fan power is disconnected. The Samsung HDD (very quiet already) rests on foam to reduce seek noise
     
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  2. wtf8269

    wtf8269 New Member

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    I love it! It's so clean on the outside. You'd never guess it's a PC unless you were told so.
     
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    Thats cool. :D

    -Dan
     
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    nice and clean

    wow... amazing, 2 thumbs up . btw why dont you change the frequency (am/fm) meter with tempreture monitor? i bet it more useful and doesnt change the look too much.
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    very nice mod w1zzard. 10/10
     
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    I like it. simple and elegant.
     
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    Actually rather than Change the AM/FM you could try to rig it so that it would accurate reflect the temperature(I'm sure it would take a little work but what fun), then you get the best of both worlds. It would still be 100% authentic looking, but you could see how hot it was by seeing where the needle on the AM/FM was stationed at.
     
  8. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    wow thats clean!
     
  9. ex_reven New Member

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    beautiful work wiz...8

    silence is golden :), I love how it fits in well with the other home appliances.
     
  10. zekrahminator

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    Ex_reven, you must have been really bored to go digging through the case gallery to bump a thread that's existed before I was a TPU member :p.
     
  11. ex_reven New Member

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    I wasnt bored. Theres alot of links on this site that take you to interesting places :)

    I use the Right Click+Open Link In New Window feature alot...
     
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    That's a great stuff wizzard. You did a great job. I think that the rate should be much high but what can I say....this is it. Great job thought.
     
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    nice look!, the specs arent so good, but it is very very clean...



    chris
     
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    <bump again, I guess>
    Yes W1zz, great job! I don't know how you managed to pack all that in there, but that's awesome and so inconspicuous!! It would make a terrific media server and could sit right in the stereo cabinet, on top of the big-screen, wherever and blend nicely. GJ!!

    (before you ask, I was checking out another case in /gallery/ and wondered what the first entry was, typed it in, and here I am)
     
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    Extraordinary Job!

    Have you upgraded this system yet?

    Very Inspirational!

    Regards,
    jtleon
     
  16. markman007 Guest

    I know this is an old thread but I felt compelled to inquire as well as snicker just a tad. there is an unregistered commentor that left three maybe more comments going on and on about converting the am/fm gauge/indicator to a temperature meter. I would be so interested to have him explain just how he'd plan on accomplishing such a task. And I'm not even implying anything technical at all nor electronic. First of all it would be fascinating to just have him point out where this am/fm whatever he said is exactly. Maybe he is a wizard from narnia or a cousin to harry potter. Reguardless it'd be a neat trick since this JVC cabinet has never been a Radio. Its just some kind of modulating amplifier with a big volume knob a few push buttons and rt and lt. LED power level lights. "gee golly gee it'd be some work but whoopee what fun..." sorry I cvouldnt resist. so mod delete away if necessary
     
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    I voted 10/10 because:

    love the whole thing.
     

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